Frequently Asked Questions

         1.  What is an eMember (electronic Member)

          A member that has paid for a subscription to our online resources as part of their membership.

2.  What is a SASE?

A SASE is a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

3.  Will you find an obituary for my relative who died in 1980? (example of a typical question)

We need to know the exact or approximate date of death in order to find an obituary. Our obituary collection includes our local newspaper, Fargo Forum, obituaries from 1891 to the present date.

4.  Do you have birth, marriage, and death certificates in your library?

Our collection doesn't include these certificates. You will have to purchase these copies from the vital records department in the state in which the event occurred.